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A lasting legacy of ancient wisdom

The Forbidden City stands as a testimony to past glory that informs contemporary people about Chinese civilisation’s advanced thought and practices across six centuries. Wang Kaihao reports.
Taihe Dian is one of the biggest draws for visitors to the imperial complex.
Taihe Dian is one of the biggest draws for visitors to the imperial complex.
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 02:50 PM IST
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Kunal feels that today, the audience is only interested in merit not legacy

Kunal Kapoor says that singling out the film industry for nepotism is unfair as it exists everywhere, however, after a point it does not matter whose son daughter or relative you are
Kapoor says that after a point only talent matters
Kapoor says that after a point only talent matters
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 04:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByNavneet Vyasan

The life and legacy of Kobe Bryant | HT Editorial

He will live on, as long as there is basketball and sporting superstardom
On Sunday, Byrant died in a helicopter crash just north of Los Angeles(AP)
On Sunday, Byrant died in a helicopter crash just north of Los Angeles(AP)
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 08:34 PM IST
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Political leaders vie for Subhas Chandra Bose’s legacy

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who unveiled a statue of Bose at the Raj Bhavan in Chennai, said several stalwarts of the country’s independence movement such as Sardar Vallabhai Patel and Netaji Subash Chandra Bose had been neglected.
PM Narendra Modi pays tributes to Netaji in Parliament on his 123rd birth anniversary on Thursday.(Arvind Yadav/HTphoto)
PM Narendra Modi pays tributes to Netaji in Parliament on his 123rd birth anniversary on Thursday.(Arvind Yadav/HTphoto)
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 11:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Kolkata | ByHTC and Agencies, New Delhi/kolkata

Celebrating the life and legacy of Nani Palkhivala, writes Soli Sorabjee

With his clear thinking, elegant expression, and brilliant court craft, he shaped constitutional jurisprudence
For sheer advocacy, Nani Palkhivala was unsurpassable. Clarity of thought, precision and elegance of expression, impassioned plea for the cause he espoused, excellent court craft, and extraordinary ability to think on his legs rendered him an irresistible force(HT Archives)
For sheer advocacy, Nani Palkhivala was unsurpassable. Clarity of thought, precision and elegance of expression, impassioned plea for the cause he espoused, excellent court craft, and extraordinary ability to think on his legs rendered him an irresistible force(HT Archives)
Updated on Jan 16, 2020 07:53 PM IST
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BySoli Sorabjee

Sonny Mehta: The legacy of a publishing legend

His deep love for books, enthusiasm for new ideas, and belief in the freedom of writers made Mehta stand out
Ajay Singh Mehta, known to all as Sonny, died on Monday. He co-founded Paladin, and went on to run Pan, where he published a string of best-sellers as well as introduced a new generation of novelists who would come to define British fiction — Ian McEwan, Julian Barnes, Graham Swift(Getty Images)
Ajay Singh Mehta, known to all as Sonny, died on Monday. He co-founded Paladin, and went on to run Pan, where he published a string of best-sellers as well as introduced a new generation of novelists who would come to define British fiction — Ian McEwan, Julian Barnes, Graham Swift(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 31, 2019 08:31 PM IST
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ByKeshava Guha

Armenia’s Divine Underground Museum is a legacy of love

Near the capital of Yerevan, lies an underground labyrinth built by one man. They’ve nicknamed it Armenia’s Taj Mahal.
Filled with stairways, grottoes and secret rooms, Levon Arkelyan’s underground museum is one of Armenia’s biggest tourist attractions .
Filled with stairways, grottoes and secret rooms, Levon Arkelyan’s underground museum is one of Armenia’s biggest tourist attractions .
Updated on Dec 01, 2019 08:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRaul Dias

India’s no first use principle is a legacy that must be preserved

The time to abandon the NFU policy has not come yet. Instead, India should work for a global treaty on NFU that includes all the de jure and de facto nuclear weapon powers
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Army Chief Bipin Rawat in Pokhran.(ANI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Army Chief Bipin Rawat in Pokhran.(ANI)
Updated on Sep 02, 2019 06:53 PM IST
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The Taste With Vir: A tribute to Chef Gaggan Anand’s legacy of fine food and great taste at Gaggan

In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi looks back at the legacy of one of Asia’s best restaurants, Gaggan, the first time he interviewed Chef Gaggan Anand and looks forward to the soon-to-open restaurant, likely to have the same calibre of food, given that the acclaimed chef is taking his whole team with him.
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(@gaggan_anand/Instagram)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 12:04 PM IST
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Assam releases NRC data on inclusion, exclusion, claims rampant misuse of ‘legacy’ data

The Supreme Court, which is monitoring the NRC update exercise aimed at weeding out illegal immigrants, has extended the deadline by a month from the earlier date of July 31 to complete the process.
Legacy papers refer to electoral rolls up to March 25, 1971, and the first NRC published in 1951 — all of which have been digitised and published by the NRC secretariat.(HT Photo)
Legacy papers refer to electoral rolls up to March 25, 1971, and the first NRC published in 1951 — all of which have been digitised and published by the NRC secretariat.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 12:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

Veer Savarkar should not be treated as a hate figure

Savarkar was a radical and his Hindutva too was a radical break in the Hindu thought: anti-caste, reformist, modernist and futuristic. It was a modern Hindu response to the modern world
A portrait of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar placed in the central hall of Parliament House on his birth anniversary, New Delhi, May 28, 2016(Hindustan Times)
A portrait of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar placed in the central hall of Parliament House on his birth anniversary, New Delhi, May 28, 2016(Hindustan Times)
Published on May 28, 2019 07:42 PM IST
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ByAbhinav Prakash Singh

ICC World Cup 2019: It’s a case of creating our own legacy - West Indies captain Jason Holder

Windies have a proud history at the World Cup, winning the first two editions of the tournament and making the final of the third. After struggling for nearly two decades, a few stunning wins against England recently lifted their spirits.
File image of Jason Holder(AP)
File image of Jason Holder(AP)
Published on May 26, 2019 01:21 PM IST
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Rahul Gandhi just taking forward old legacy of multi-seat candidates

The Left and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may be taking potshots at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for planning to contest the Lok Sabha polls from two seats: Amethi in UP and Wayanad in Kerala, but records show that top leaders of most big political parties have done the same in the past
Under section 33 of the Representation of People Act, 1951, a person is allowed to contest polls from a maximum of two seats.(HT Photo)
Under section 33 of the Representation of People Act, 1951, a person is allowed to contest polls from a maximum of two seats.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 01:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Prayagraj

Will take forward Advani’s legacy, says Amit Shah in Gandhinagar

BJP president Amit Shah has replaced party veteran LK Advani at Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat. Advani has won consecutive terms from this seat between 1998 and 2014.
BJP president Amit Shah is addressed a public rally in a show of NDA’s strength ahead of filing nomination for Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar seat.(Twitter/@BJP4India)
BJP president Amit Shah is addressed a public rally in a show of NDA’s strength ahead of filing nomination for Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar seat.(Twitter/@BJP4India)
Updated on Mar 30, 2019 11:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Manohar Parrikar may be gone, but his legacy remains

With OROP being his biggest contribution, he pushed for major military reforms with logic and dedication
Parrikar is no more, but the debate has settled with India ready with a reserve inventory of a 10 day conflict(Hindustan Times)
Parrikar is no more, but the debate has settled with India ready with a reserve inventory of a 10 day conflict(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 18, 2019 11:56 PM IST
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Gone With The Wind is still going strong, and we still give a damn

Eight decades after it first released, its legacy is more than just as a film that brought to life a much-beloved book. Helmed by three directors, scripted and revised by many writers, and having taken two years to cast the two leads, the almost four hour long film is what would now be known as a smash hit across the world
A still from the movie, Gone With The Wind, 1939.(Courtesy Everett Collection)
A still from the movie, Gone With The Wind, 1939.(Courtesy Everett Collection)
Published on Dec 16, 2018 06:42 PM IST
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Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala launches party, stakes claim to grandfather Devi Lal’s legacy

Dushyant and his brother Digvijay, sons of OP Chautala’s elder son Ajay, were expelled from INLD last month after an internal inquiry found them guilty of indiscipline.
Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala on Sunday launched a new political outfit Jannayak Janta Dal at a rally in Jind, considered the political heartland of the state.(Sushil Kumar/HT File PHOTO)
Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala on Sunday launched a new political outfit Jannayak Janta Dal at a rally in Jind, considered the political heartland of the state.(Sushil Kumar/HT File PHOTO)
Published on Dec 09, 2018 11:17 PM IST
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Shiv Sena: In the pale shadow of Bal Thackeray’s legacy

Uddhav Thackeray is not his father but the fact that the BJP is still putting up with all the Shiv Sena is in no small measure owing to the deep roots that Bal Thackeray has struck among the people
Uddhav, given the way the Shiv Sena has waxed and waned on various issues in the past five years, seems like neither fish nor fowl nor even a red herring.(PTI)
Uddhav, given the way the Shiv Sena has waxed and waned on various issues in the past five years, seems like neither fish nor fowl nor even a red herring.(PTI)
Published on Nov 14, 2018 12:02 AM IST
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From Sachin Tendulkar’s Desert Storm to Javed Miandad’s six – UAE’s rich cricketing legacy

The UAE carries great significance for cricket than what most of its lovers acknowledge. It is home to the Pakistan cricket team, it houses the International Cricket Council (ICC) and has a passionate fan base that has witnessed some great cricketing moments
(AFP/Getty Images)
(AFP/Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 11, 2018 07:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByDevarchit Varma

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a consensus-builder

But he only began to mellow in the 1970s when experience convinced him divisive politics would destroy India
Three-time prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s greatest achievement was that he took a party that had once been a political pariah, brought it into the mainstream and made it electable. That legacy endures(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Three-time prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s greatest achievement was that he took a party that had once been a political pariah, brought it into the mainstream and made it electable. That legacy endures(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2018 11:30 AM IST
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Karunanidhi brought social justice to Tamil Nadu

From providing free electricity to farmers to increasing reservation, the DMK leader took several steps that seemed small but were actually giant leaps. In a sense, they made Tamil Nadu the social justice state that it is.
A vendor displays portraits of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party president M.Karunanidhi in front of the hospital where Karunanidhi was being treated.(ARUN SANKAR/AFP)
A vendor displays portraits of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party president M.Karunanidhi in front of the hospital where Karunanidhi was being treated.(ARUN SANKAR/AFP)
Updated on Aug 08, 2018 08:22 AM IST
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ByKavitha Muralidharan

Artist Frida Kahlo’s popularity soars, but family struggles to manage legacy

Frida kahlo’s descendants are disappointed that she has been reduced to a set of distinctive physical features that often overshadows her actual work.
Cristina Kahlo, great-niece of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, poses for a picture during an interview with Reuters at the Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as Casa Azul, in Mexico City, Mexico.(REUTERS)
Cristina Kahlo, great-niece of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, poses for a picture during an interview with Reuters at the Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as Casa Azul, in Mexico City, Mexico.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 24, 2018 10:17 AM IST
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